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December 5, 2012 2:32:34 PM

Ok so i got alot choices of awesome gfx cards for under the 200 dollar. I want one for my new future gaming pc.

MSI Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 Ti 440 Cored 175 dollar

EVGA Geforce GTX 650 Ti 150 dollar

Sapphire 7770 1GB 114 dollar

VTX3D 7870 2GB GDDR5 (X-Edition) 198 dollar

MSI Geforce GTX 660 191 dollar

those are my FUTURE specs

CPU : AMD FX-6100
MOBO: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX)
PSU: Corsair Builder CX500 Bronze 500w
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 Window (Zwart)
HDD: Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKX, 500GB
Optical-Drive: Lite-On IHAS122-18
RAM: Corsair CMV4GX3M2A1333C9

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a c 123 U Graphics card
December 5, 2012 2:53:39 PM

didn't mention monitor or resolution/opsys and games but............ as much as I don't care for msi I would get the 660 without a doubt.

a c 291 U Graphics card
December 5, 2012 3:03:02 PM

I agree with swifty. That would be my choice as well. HD 7870 is good as well, but it doesn't come from a reliable manufacturer, so I would avoid it. MSI, however, is great :) .
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a b U Graphics card
December 5, 2012 3:15:12 PM

You usually get what you pay for when it comes to graphics cards. If I were you, I would look at graphics cards towards the top of your budget which limits you to the GTX 660 or the HD 7870. I am a nVIDIA fanboy; however, the HD 7870 would be the model I would be looking at if I were in your shoes. Try to find an HD 7870 from a more reputable company.
December 5, 2012 3:25:31 PM

7870, Best bang for your buck, and has superior overclocking, slightly deterred from the latest Catalyst drivers, still outruns the 660.
December 5, 2012 3:46:40 PM

But! Additional bonuses with GTX660 - adaptive vsync, FXAA, PhysX...
a b U Graphics card
December 5, 2012 3:46:53 PM

GTX 660 or Radeon 7870.

GTX 660 has better Technologies (Adaptive vsync, TXAA, FXAA, physx, boost) and is the most power efficient of the two.

Radeon 7870 has the best performance, I can't say how great because of drivers that just got released yesterday by Nvidia, but approximately 5-10% ahead overall (Remember it's overall, some games runs better on Nvidia GPUs while some runs better on AMD GPUs). Radeon 7870 also has the best overclocking capability.

It really doesn't matter whatever GPU you choose I can assure you that you will be satisfied with either one.
December 5, 2012 3:50:57 PM

hw is ati 6670
December 5, 2012 5:01:20 PM

wow thanks for the responses anybody think the gtx 560 ti 440 cored is also good or should i go for the 7870?
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 5, 2012 5:10:49 PM

GTX 660! It's better than GTX 560 Ti. Don't go for GTX 560 Ti - it's weak when compared to GTX 660 or hd 7870.
a b U Graphics card
December 5, 2012 5:53:39 PM

gianny6 said:
wow thanks for the responses anybody think the gtx 560 ti 440 cored is also good or should i go for the 7870?


Don't buy the old GPUs.

I would choose the GTX 660, because I really love adaptive vsync, FXAA, TXAA, boost and physx. But it's your call, pick Radeon 7870 if you wanted to go either GTX 560 or the Radeon 7870. :) 
December 5, 2012 6:01:42 PM

+1s for Sunius and Lost Gamer. Adaptive vsync especially is a killer feature, and FXAA too. Reckon we'll see more support for PhysX in the future, but no guarantees there. Anyone know what TXAA support in games is like yet? I think it's more quality-oriented than performance-oriented right?
a b U Graphics card
December 5, 2012 6:11:34 PM

bc5 said:
+1s for Sunius and Lost Gamer. Adaptive vsync especially is a killer feature, and FXAA too. Reckon we'll see more support for PhysX in the future, but no guarantees there. Anyone know what TXAA support in games is like yet? I think it's more quality-oriented than performance-oriented right?


TXAA is in Borderlands 2, Assassins Creed 3, Black Ops 2, The Secret World, Batman Arkham City. That is the ones that I currently know are using TXAA right now, I'm sure there is 1 or 2 more out there, but that is it. It's still fairly new, so we have to wait and see! ;) 
December 5, 2012 6:18:08 PM

lostgamer_03 said:
TXAA is in Borderlands 2, Assassins Creed 3, Black Ops 2, The Secret World, Batman Arkham City. That is the ones that I currently know are using TXAA right now, I'm sure there is 1 or 2 more out there, but that is it. It's still fairly new, so we have to wait and see! ;) 


That's not bad, more than I realised! Thanks for the info :-) What kind of performance hit would you be looking at?
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 5, 2012 6:20:01 PM

TXAA x8 has similar performance hit as MSAAx2 as far as I know.
December 5, 2012 6:21:57 PM

Impressive! Does it handle alpha textures?
December 5, 2012 7:30:53 PM

thanks guys anyone knows a good custom builded used gaming pc with the gtx 660
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 5, 2012 7:34:16 PM

Doubt it. They don't build such PCs.
December 5, 2012 7:34:51 PM

I would go for the sapphire 7870 but from sapphire as they give you freebies like a Hdmi cable dvi to rgb molex to 6 pin ect. You can get one from amazon for about 180£. It also depends on your preferred company amd or nvidia, mine is amd but others think nvidia it is really just a preference.
December 5, 2012 8:22:20 PM

Asus, MSI or Gigabyte might be a safer bet for a Radeon - Sapphires often die soon after your warranty expires! EVGA best of all for warranties in Britain - five or ten years if you register your details after purchase. EVGA are purely GeForce though. EVGA GTX660 is what I'd do. For a used one, could look on eBay I spose?
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